Very Rare Two-Gallon HARRISBURG (John Young) Stoneware Jug w/ Flowering Urn Design

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 214

Price Realized: $4,956.00

($4,200 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped "HARRISBURG PA", attributed to John Young & Co., Harrisburg, PA, circa 1856-1858, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a large brushed and slip-trailed design of an open-handled urn brimming with slip-trailed flowers. Decoration features slip-tailed flowering vines at the opening of the urn and brushed open and closed tulip blossoms above, flanking a zig-zagging slip-trailed line. Urn includes a splayed pedestal base, scrolled handles, and folky curving lines to interior. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. The jug's distinctive, cylindrical form and use of brushed and slip-trailed elements to the design lead to a strong attribution to the Harrisburg, PA firm of John Young & Co. Among the finest examples of pre-Cowden period Harrisburg stoneware that we have ever offered. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor in 1991. Very nice condition with some faint crazing to surface, probably in-the-firing, an in-the-firing fissure along upper handle terminal, and a small in-the-firing chip to top of handle.

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